Reiki (pronounced “ray-key”) is a form of hands-on healing that originated in Japan. It is a deeply relaxing experience that eases pain, tension, and stress and balances the energy centres (chakras) of the body. The result is an overall sense of well-being and peace. It speeds the healing of injuries, gently realigns and detoxifies the body, and aids in the recovery from emotional trauma. The word Reiki means universal life force energy. A Reiki practitioner is a channel for this energy (also known as chi, ki or prana).
During their training, Reiki practitioners are attuned by the Reiki master to a particular energy frequency. The Reiki practitioner uses his or her hands to channel healing life force energy (ki) into the client’s body and energy field, encouraging wellness. Reiki can be practiced with the practitioner’s hands on or off the body.
A man by the name of Mikao Usui first discovered Reiki during the 1800s in Japan. On a fasting retreat at Mount Kurama, a sacred mountain in Japan, he experienced powerful healing energies throughout his body. He immediately knew that these energies could help heal others. As a result, Usui began to practice Reiki on his family and friends with great success. He then decided to share Reiki with the public. Usui referred to Reiki as the “secret of happiness,” where it’s understood that spiritual well-being is the secret to health and happiness.
BENEFITS OF REIKI
Emotional & Mental
While Reiki provides many emotional, mental and physicalbenefits for the "average' person due to its non-invasive nature and natural ability to help recipients find relief from stress, anxiety, depression, and to relax; Reiki us especially beneficial for persons: